Incident Summary:

11/17/2000: An officer from Spain's national police was shot in the head and killed on a Madrid street. Two members of the 1 October Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) were believed to be responsible for the attack.

GTD ID:
200011170002

When:
2000-11-17

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Madrid

City:
Madrid

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity The Spanish National Police
Specific Description A Spanish National Police officer in Madrid
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The bullets matched those used in other attacks carried out by GRAPO.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Policeman shot dead in Madrid street,” Agence France Presse, November 17, 2000."
"Policeman Murdered in Suspected Terrorist Attack,” World Markets Analysis, November 20, 2000."